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Tan Siu Lin Announces Scholarship for NMC Students (August 31, 2009)

In its ongoing efforts to promote higher education among CNMI students, the Tan Siu Lin Foundation has announced that it is providing scholarships to ten (10) deserving students of the Northern Marianas College.

The Tan Siu Lin Foundation Scholarship program will provide $1,000 per scholarship recipient that can be applied for the Fall 2009 or Spring 2010 semester.

“We realize the central role that the Northern Marianas College plays in the personal development of individual CNMI students -- and, on a larger scale -- the CNMI’s workforce,” said Dr. Tan Siu Lin. “We want to support that role by providing financial assistance to students who can excel academically and professionally.”

The Tan Holdings Foundation was formed in 2002 and was recently renamed after the company’s founder and Chairman, Dr. Tan Siu Lin. Through the years, the Tan Siu Lin Foundation has launched initiatives and built trusted partnerships with a diverse array of individuals, families, corporations, nonprofits, and government agencies. These partners represent many different backgrounds and income levels. The Foundation’s main mission is to better serve the regions where it operates to make such communities a better place to live.

“We are extremely grateful to the Tan Siu Lin Foundation for providing these scholarships,” said NMC President Dr. Carmen Fernandez. “They will go a long way in helping our students achieve their educational goals.”

The College offers associate’s degrees in business administration, liberal arts, nursing, natural resource management, criminal justice, and hospitality management.

The scholarships are based on merit and will be awarded to the recipient on the basis of the candidate’s community involvement, academic background, and letters of recommendation. The applicant’s written essay, where the applicant will write about why he or she is the most deserving of the scholarship, will play a key role in the final selection of scholarship recipients.

The deadline for submitting applications for the Tan Siu Lin Scholarship is September 30, 2009. Applications and additional information can be downloaded from or, or contact either the NMC’s Financial Aid Office at 234-5498 ext. 1527 or Ed Arriola, Jr. at 233-8080.

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